URGENT Samaritan’s Purse The organization is responding to help families affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated parts of the east coast. Samaritan’s Purse is assisting homeowners and sharing hope with families.
URGENT Animal Rescue League The Laurel-based organization is operating at a deficit significant enough that the board members are having to consider closing the doors to the shelter within the week after being in existence since 1981.
The most immediate method of donation is a check or cash given to the shelter, located at 2511 Moose Drive in Laurel or via the ARL's PayPal account, which we've listed at the end of this story.
There is a secure mailbox on the outside of the ARL's shelter if you would like to drop off a donation after hours. You may not find the staff there as much as the ARL has limited workers' hours in an attempt to restrict costs.
You may also drop off donations at Funky Shoes in Laurel, located at 105 South 16th Avenue.
Ongoing United Blood Services The need for blood donations never stops. The Hattiesburg center, located on 805 South 28th Avenue, is open Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 10:00am-6:00pm, Wednesdays 8:00am-5:00pm, Fridays 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am-2:00pm and Sundays 11:00am to 3:00pm (closed Thursdays). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
Ongoing UBS Blood Drive in Laurel Takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel (711 North 10th Avenue). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
Ongoing B.E. Murph Senior Center The center, located at 715 North 10th Avenue in Laurel, offers classes for senior adults on exercise, computing, jewelry making and more. For more details, call 601-428-6142.
Every Mon. until Oct. 1st Crochet Basic Series Starts at 5:30 each evening at the Wayne County Extension office (810 A Chickasawhay Street, Waynesboro). For more details, call 601-735-2243.
Now until Nov. 5th Sales ahead of The Arc's 14th Annual Golf Ball Drop The Arc is preparing for this year's event -- where a lucky person will win up to $20,000 cash.
Golf balls may be purchased by calling 601-583-4251 or by visiting HattiesburgArc.com. Golf balls will be on sale by mail until October 20th, online until noon on November 5th, and they may be purchased at Canebrake Club house up to one hour prior to the event.
Then on November 5th, hundreds of numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto a certain hole at Canebrake Golf Club. The owner of the golf ball that lands in the hole or closest to it will win the grand prize of $20,000.
Now until Nov. 17th Southern Miss: Seats for Soldiers Ticket Donation Program At any time during the football season, you can purchase a game ticket for any military personnel. Tickets can be purchased inside the Southern Miss Ticket office, or online. For more details, call 601-266-6721.
Now until Dec. 23rd Hats from Heaven This non-profit organization collects hats for children for local hospitals, including the NICU. On Christmas Eve, they will deliver assorted kinds of hats to the kids for Christmas with a little message pinned to it. Every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the group will be at Mill Creek Congregational Methodist Church (2319 Mill Creek Road). For more details, 601-470-9114 or 601-344-9037.
Sep. 20th-23rd Mississippi Songswriters Festival Takes place in Ocean Springs and Gautier. visit www.MSSongwritersFestival.com for more details.
Sep. 20th Wayne County Forestry Association The next meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Waynesboro City Auditorium. Guest speaker Will McFarland, who will talk about on edible plants. Dues are $20 for a single individual, $30 for a couple and children under 18 years are $5 each. Call 601-735-2243 to preregister.
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